5 Ways Extend the Life of Your Hard Drive

The hard drive is one of the most critical assets of your laptop. And why not? It contains all of your essential data and files. However, most of us live in fear of what to do in case our hard drive fails. To stop living in this fear, you can extend the life of your … Read more

How to Fix a Faulty Seagate, WD or any other External Hard Drive on Mac?

External Hard drives are used to save, back up or transfer many important files because they have large capacity and stable performance. However, external hard drives can inevitably stop working in a sudden. Some common symptoms of a failing external hard drive on Mac: The hard drive does not show up on Mac, especially not … Read more

iStorage Datashur Pro2 Review – 128GB FIPS 140-2 Level 3 hardware-encrypted USB drive

I was previously impressed with the iStorage diskashur 2 secure portable 2.5” drive. If you need an affordable solution to secure your data, it is one of the best options on the market in my opinion. The previous drive was useful for storing large amounts of data as possible, but was perhaps not very pocket-friendly, … Read more

iStorage diskashur 2 Review – 2TB secure portable storage

Most people remain blissfully ignorant about their data security, until something bad happens and you are a victim to some form of data loss, identity theft or ransomware. We are in an era of cybercrime, I am not sure a day goes by without a news announcement about a data breach, software vulnerability or ransomware. … Read more

SSD prices to decrease by 10% in Q1 2019

Things are starting to look more positive for PC gamers as we enter 2019. Throughout the year we have seen a drop in DDR4 prices, with it almost becoming affordable during the Black Friday period. Similarly, GPU prices have dropped following the cryptocurrency crash, though Nvidia RTX is still obscenely priced. Another trend during Black … Read more

Apricorn Aegis Padlock 3.0 (500GB) Review

Having previously reviewed the Aegis Secure Key 3Z I have been sent the Apricorn Aegis Padlock to try out. This is a hard drive version, and the model I have been sent is 500GB which retails for £180 in the UK. Unlike other external drives, this drive has full hardware encryption built into it using … Read more

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB (2018) Review: HDTC920EK3AA

I have previously reviewed the excellent Toshiba Canvio Connect II which is available on Amazon for £71.60 for 2TB or £91.82 for 3TB. This time around I have been checking out the more affordable Toshiba Canvio Basics which comes in at just £59.98 for the 2TB version, or £84.95 for the 3TB version. The full … Read more

Samsung Launch 860 PRO SSD from £126.49 and 860 EVO Solid State Drive from £90.49

Samsung has developed the best SSDs for years now, this includes both SATA based drives and the new NVMe based drive. They have now announced the successor to the legendary 850 series, the 860 PRO and 860 EVO. As we are already pushing the limits of SATA there are not massive improvements here, but an improvement nonetheless. The … Read more

Western Digital says we will have 40TB MAMR drives by 2025

SSDs maybe all the rage nowadays, but you can’t beat the storage capacity of a good old mechanical hard drive. Thanks to helium filled drives we are now seeing 12TB drives hit the market, and now Western Digital say that 40TB+ drives can be created using a new technology called Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR). Microwave-Assisted … Read more

Toshiba Canvio Connect II Review 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is an affordable USB 3.0 2.5-inch external hard drive that can be bought from Amazon for around £100 and comes with 10 GB Cloud Storage via Pogoplug. For me with things like this price is generally the main factor in my purchase and at around £110-120 it sits on the … Read more

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable Hard Drive Review

This is sponsored advertising content in association with Western Digital. The Western Digital My Passport Ultra is an affordable, portable USB powered hard drive that offers storage up to a staggering 4 TB. The model I’m reviewing is the standard model in Black, but there are lots of colours to choose from. There is also … Read more

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